The San Miguel Central RR.

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Graff

Airbrush artist
"Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show."

So, here I am. Finally...
My journey in model railroading is a continuous one, and after building a layout in HOn3 the last couple of years, I've now jumped headfirst into the dark side of model railroading; On30!

As some may know, I live in Sweden and work as an artist/cultural heritage consultant.
My former freelanced layout: the Minturn-Kings divide & Eastern was a Colorado based empire built in HOn3.

The turning point was a realization that even though my eyesight actually has improved
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, my fat fingers aren't getting any nimbler....
A good friend of mine decided to dismantle his On30 layout and sell me a bunch of the stuff.
How could I say no?
So, with a MMI K-27, a Goose and a bunch of other On30 stuff, I'm going to rebuild my layout into a On30 layout.
The new layout will be based on the south western part of the narrow gauge circle, and be named the San Miguel Central RR.

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So, if anyone has any good pointers on how to be successful in this new (to me) scale, please chime in!
 

Graff

Airbrush artist
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So this is the first O scale build getting started.
Yorke's Pool hall & Bordello in 1:48.
I have built it in H0 before so I have some knowledge of how to build it. 😉
It will be fun to test my skills on a kit in O scale!
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Graff

Airbrush artist
I CAD designed an interior for the saloon.
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I designed the interior in Fusion 360 and sliced it in Chitubox for preparing it to print on my trusty old Anycubic Photon S resin printer.
This is how the file look for the wall:
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And this is fresh from the printer:
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I use a water soluble resin as it is much less toxic.
After trimming the supports and hardening it in the UV chamber, I glued it together with CA:
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Theres a bit more sanding and a bit of filler needed at the joint, but I think it will look smashing!
 

Graff

Airbrush artist
I started on the plethora of windows and doors for the project.
These older Grandt line castings are good!
Not a flash to be seen anywhere.
I primed them with Badger Stynylrez primer before painting them an old wood color.
Then I used hairspray as a chipping layer before painting them offwhite.
The chipping was done rather lightly with a small brush.
A dark grey pin wash from MIG was then applied.
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The glass I use is microscope slide covers. They are really good to use when you have an interior to show, as there's no distortion.
They are quite delicate though, so I divide them in separate panes to avoid big sheets that may break easier.
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